As I mentioned in a previous post, I really want to get involved in real estate investing.
Although I recently signed up for an online California real estate course, I still have yet to start it.
I guess the real problem is that I need to make money now!
I have a friend who obtained his real estate license a few years ago.
Not too long ago, he and I met up and chatted about how things were going in the business. For him personally, things were going great. He told me that he had tripled the amount of money that he had been making while employed by the “secure” government.
When I told him that I was thinking about getting my real estate license, he was excited for me, but shared some important advice. He told me that getting started was not easy; there was currently a lot of competition and the start up/annual costs were steep (e.g., real estate courses, state exam application, fingerprinting, Board of Realtors membership, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) membership, lockbox key, errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, brokerage membership fees, marketing fees, etc.).
Well…that was not what I wanted to hear. At the time of our discussion, I wasn’t in a great place and my only focus was replacing the income I was currently receiving from my 9 to 5 so I could quit. At that point nothing else really mattered. I had been working for the same branch of government for the last 27 years and-to put it mildly-I was completely BURNED OUT!
To give up everything I had centered my life around was a difficult choice, but I was done with the rat race and I just couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something more.
After talking to my real estate agent friend, I realized that becoming a successful real estate agent was not going to happen overnight. Even though this is the case, I was still interested in getting my license, even if only to add one more component to my future financial freedom. So, I went ahead and registered for an online course.
Just after doing this, I came across an ad for one of Larry Goins’ webinars. I had never heard of Larry before coming across this ad, but after watching his video, I wanted to know more. I signed up for Larry’s webinar on his Filthy Rich program which was scheduled for a few days later and guess what? I actually watched it!!
Like I said before, I am a sucker for products with money-back guarantees and the Filthy Rich program has one-actually, not just one-there are ten (yes 10!) different ways you can get your money back. One of those guarantees is that if you don’t make at least $12,000 in the first 12 months, you can return the course and get your money back. Who does this? Well, Larry does.
It seemed like a no-brainer to me, so I signed up. I received the materials in just a few days.
As part of the Filthy Riches program, you are personally assigned an Education Consultant who will call you to get you started with the course. Now that’s customer service!!
I am really excited about this program and can’t wait to get started. Stay tuned for more updates as I embark upon my path to financial freedom!!